With 6 ingredients total, my Green Goddess Dressing is a cinch to throw together. Like all my recipes, it’s super easy! Simply place everything in a blender, pureé until smooth and you have the perfect keto salad dressing.
Easy Low-Carb Keto Salad Dressing
All you need to make this healthy low-carb salad dressing recipe is avocado, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, herbs de Provence, salt, and water. My boys adore it and I love that it’s an optimal recipe for the Ketogenic Diet. If you’ve gone low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) you’ll definitely want to take a look at my Keto Diet Recipes page for inspiration.
High-Fat Salad Dressing Made with Avocado
We eat Green Goddess Dressing over salads and use it as a dip too. When served with chopped vegetables like cucumber, celery, and radishes it’s a healthy low-carb snack for a summer barbecue or in the winter, a lazy football Sunday. We also eat this keto salad dressing over freshly picked greens from our garden.
Avocados the Perfect Keto Superfood
I love avocados because they taste incredible and are full of healthy fat. In fact, avocados are one of the richest foods on the planet with more than 70% of their calories coming from fat. Loaded with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and folate avocados are not only delicious, they’re a fantastically healthy food. They also contain lecithin, a phospholipid that is very important for LCHF diets because it helps with the breakdown and absorption of fat.
Serving and Storing Green Goddess Dressing
If you want to thin out this dressing, just add a tablespoon of water at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Thick or thin, it’s incredibly healthy and delicious! I store this dressing in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Because avocados are best fresh, I don’t keep it for longer than this.
Green Goddess Dressing
- 1 avocado
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon herbes de provence
- ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ½ cup water
- Place all ingredients in a vitamix
- Process on high speed until smooth
- Pour over salad greens
- Refrigerate remaining dressing in a glass jar for up to 3 days
How Do You Pick a Ripe Avocado
My method for determining if an avocado is ripe is to gently press the skin and feel how soft the flesh is. The softer the avocado is the riper it is. Hard avocados are not yet ripe and best left out on the counter to ripen.
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This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published it in 2008.
Fail proof method of picking a ripe avocado. You press the stem and if it goes in, the avocado is ripe no matter how firm it appears! I tell this to everyone cause it works.
Just made this! Added on top on spinach, black olives, cherry tomatoes, and diced white onions. Absolutely amazing!! The added avocado really helps fill you up to make this a meal. Love this website and its resources!
Madelyn, thanks for letting me know this is amazing! I’m so glad you are enjoying my website ❤️
So delicious, I used less water and it’s like guacamole. Awesome with pork rinds instead of chips.
Tim, that is a FANTASTIC idea :-)
Mistie Roundtree says
Made this last night but added a couple cloves of garlic (I’m a garlic head) and it’s INSANE! This is better than any green goddess I have ever tasted. I am in the very beginning of my Keto journey and if all the recipes I find taste like this, I am golden. Thank you !
Mistie, thanks for your awesome comment and for letting me know this is better than any green goddess dressing you’ve ever tasted! Check out my Keto Recipes page for more inspiration and LMK if you have any questions on your keto journey :-)
Thank you for this great recipe! I made it today and added tumeric and pepper instead of the herbes de provence. It was fantastic! Next time will add some fresh chopped garlic, too!
Denise, thanks for letting me know this recipe is great!
Susan Z. says
I confess to eating this straight out of the jar–it’s just that good!! Thank you Elana, in spring and summer I find myself eating mixed greens twice a day, so this is incredibly welcome!!
Susan, I’m so glad to hear you love this so much you’re eating it straight out of the jar! What an awesome comment :-)
I eat it with a spoon too!! The simplicity is DELICIOUS and I love how I an old mushy avocado can be saved with this recipe. I also love that it can be a super thick dip, or creamy dressing, just dependent on vinegar/water added. Thank you so much!
Mila, you’re very welcome! I’m so happy to hear that you’re enjoying this dressing :-)
A great salad dressing that I use as a “go to” when someone says “Can you bring a salad?” to any event.
The jar is always empty :)
Beth, thanks for letting me know this is your go-to dressing and that it’s always a hit :-)
Thank you for making keto a lot easier for me. Just lost 10 lbs and 90 more lbs. to go!
Thank you so much for your efforts here, Elana! :)
Mary, that is awesome! I hope you’ll keep me posted on your healing journey :-)
I’m not keto, and I’m not a huge fan of apple cider vinegar. Can I just use white vinegar and get as yummy of a result?
Tami, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
I’d give it a try with some other mild vinegar such as rice vinegar or champagne vinegar. White vinegar is likely to give give it a bite, but of course as Elana says, try it and see what happens. That’s the great thing about cooking, you can try things and see if they work out.